Welcome Waterloo co-op students!

Explore careers, gain experience and earn money through North America's largest co-op program.

Our students are some of the best and brightest, and our employers know it! One thing is for sure: co-op at Waterloo exists because of YOU and your talent.

Now that you're here, we're committed to helping you have the most positive co-op experience possible. Visit the sections below to help you on your way.

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  1. June 6, 2024Students gain teaching experience supporting Waterloo Computer Science
    Three computer science students looking at notes together in a math building on campus

    By: Cameron Stirrup (he/him)

  2. May 16, 2024Shooting for the stars: Waterloo co-op student pursues dreams in the space industry
    Collage of three images, the CSA lobby, Lee standing at the CSA and a CSA employee testing equipment

    By: Krista Henry (she/her)

    Taking her shot at an out-of-this-world co-op job has led Waterloo Arts student Angelica Lee closer to her dreams of outer space.

  3. Apr. 16, 2024Global citizen and award recipient: Samantha Kremer
    Samantha Kremer with children in Uganda

    By: Micaela Kelly

    Samantha Kremer (she/her) values international co-op experiences and giving back to communities abroad.

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  1. July 18, 2024A Gender and Social Justice student's insight into on-campus opportunities
    Alison Baird smiling and holding a shovel.

    Alison Baird (any), a third-year Gender and Social Justice student discusses how they made the most of their experience working in the University of Waterloo’s Sustainability Office and how she approaches applying to a co-op position.

  2. July 11, 2024Humanizing healthcare: building connections in the workplace
    University of Waterloo Health student, Lexi Stumpf, smiling

    Lexi Stumpf (she/her) is a third-year student in the Faculty of Health. She discusses how co-op gave her the opportunity to explore different areas of healthcare and how connecting with patients motivates her to do her best.

  3. July 4, 2024Charged with purpose: reflections of an Electrical Engineering co-op student
    Narayanan (Nana) Ramakrishnan standing in front of a yellow wall, with a Shell Canada logo smiling.

    Narayanan (Nana) Ramakrishnan is a Master of a Engineering Co-op (MEng Co-op) student in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). He started the program in fall 2022 and is specializing in Sustainable Energy. As part of his degree, he completed a four-month co-op as an electrical engineering intern at Shell Canada in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

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